National Child Support Enforcement Association
NCSEA’s Policy Forum is THE conference dedicated to the policies and issues influencing the child support program at the national, state, and local levels. The 2021 NCSEA Policy Forum focused on the timely and tough subject of diversity, equity and inclusion. The child support community is known for innovation and resilience- it’s time we apply our formidable skill and creativity to issues of bias, barriers, racial trauma, and systemic inequities to ensure the best outcomes for families. It’s time to start Moving Towards Equity through Policy.
Over five days spanning two weeks the child support community came together virtually to talk about the impacts of policy choices on the people the child support community serves. The focus: How do we, as an institution, reckon with the ways we help or harm and how do we move forward to be more equitable and inclusive? It was dynamic dialog with 12 impactful plenaries and three discussion groups to unpacking how to Move Towards Equity Through Policy.